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President of Serbia unveils Nikola Tesla monument in New York

The president of Serbia unveiled a monument to Nikola Tesla in New York state on Monday, marking the latest milestone in a long-running campaign to raise the profile of the cult scientist and inventor around the world. Tomislav Nikolic told the crowd at Tesla’s former Wardenclyffe laboratory in Long Island…

Brazil’s president tells the United Nations: NSA spying violates international law

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country’s strategic industries. Rousseff’s angry speech was a direct challenge…

Family Research Council: ‘Nothing more Christian’ than food stamp cuts

There’s “nothing more Christian” than the massive food stamp cuts passed last week by House Republicans, said a conservative activist. Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow for the Family Research Council, told the Christian Post on Saturday that welfare programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program bred dependency. The former…

Video game store clerk bashes parents who buy ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ for their young children

A video game clerk begged parents not to buy Grand Theft Auto V for their young children in an open letter posted on the gaming site Kotaku on Monday. Sales of the fifth installment of the detail-rich but violent video game series topped $1 billion after just three days, the…

New NASA map shows where you are most likely to die from air pollution

Each year millions of premature deaths world-wide result from various forms of air pollution. According to a new atmospheric pollution model designed by earth scientist Jason West of the University of North Carolina (data from which informs the NASA…  …

Two young sisters found dead in washing machine: reports

Two young sisters were found dead in a bloody washing machine at a house in eastern China at the weekend, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Local police in Jiangxi province have ruled out murder in the case, the Global Times newspaper said, citing the official Xinhua news agency. Police confirmed that…

Bill Clinton insists ‘I honestly don’t know’ if Hillary will run in 2016

Former President Bill Clinton insisted to David Letterman that he doesn’t know if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run for president in 2016. “I honestly don’t know,” Clinton said during his appearance Monday night on The Late Show. “(Our daughter), Chelsea, doesn’t know, Hillary doesn’t know,…

‘We are not monsters,’ Nairobi attacker told British four-year-old boy before handing him a Mars chocolate bar

One of the Islamist attackers besieging a Nairobi shopping mall handed chocolate to a four-year-old British boy caught up in the crisis and asked for forgiveness, his uncle told a newspaper on Tuesday. Four-year-old Elliott Prior, who had been shopping with his mother and sister at the Westgate mall when…

Why do people want to eat babies? Scientists explain

If you’re like most normal people, you’ve briefly considered eating a baby or two. Why is that, anyway? Why do babies always seem so delicious, even when…  …

‘Outdated’ UN Security Council ‘undemocratic’: South African President Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma criticised the United Nations Security Council as ‘outdated’ and ‘undemocratic’ ahead of a world leaders’ meeting in New York, according to a report Tuesday. The current Security Council “might have by now outlived its usefulness”, Zuma was quoted as saying in South Africa’s Business Day…

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